Build a flower bed by laying out the bed, removing grass and weeds, adding soil and organic matter, then planting flowers. Flower beds can be raised or in the ground, but the building process is basically the same for ei... More » Home & Garden Gardening & Landscapes

Tips for flower garden design include choosing proper plants for the area, adding visual interest, and adding a border. Variety in the color, height and blooming time of the flowers creates contrast and long-lasting colo... More » Home & Garden Gardening & Landscapes

Mulch is an important part of a flower bed. According to, mulch keeps plant roots cool, retains moisture, kills weeds and prevents plants from acquiring soil-borne illnesses. However, not all mulch is appropria... More » Home & Garden Gardening & Landscapes Outdoor Plants & Flowers

To prepare a flower bed in a garden, clear the bed, test the soil, add organic matter and turn up the soil. Apply fertilizer to the bed before planting. More » Home & Garden Gardening & Landscapes

Before planting grass, test the pH of the lawn, and strip all weeds from the property by removing the top layer of soil. After the grass is established, water it deeply once per week, and mow the grass with the lawnmower... More »

Most weeds and grass die when a herbicide is applied or when key elements of growth are denied to the plant. Before implementing any method, it is important to know what type of substances are toxic to the specific offen... More » Home & Garden Gardening & Landscapes

To kill weeds and grass in isolated locations, spray herbicides only when the air is calm and cover nearby plants with plastic to protect them from spray drift. Target specific weeds directly by dabbing herbicide onto th... More » Home & Garden Gardening & Landscapes